Barbados vs Buenos Aires vs Larnaca

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Population 110,000 2,900,000 144,900
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Spanish Greek
Level of English Very high High High
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Larnaca International Airport (LCA)
Most common months to visit November - May September - December March - May, October - December
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) ARS - Argentine Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $2711 $1737 $2229
Rent $1058 $1110 $772
Groceries $235 $128 $178
Dining out $346 $160 $297
Cafe $75 $33 $64
Coworking space $322 $124 $238
Mobile internet $50 $15 $40
Public transportation $35 $11 $71
Taxis $107 $12 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $18 $51
Sport and cultural events $37 $32 $32
Museums and sights $36 $5 $10
Nightlife $96 $31 $125
Gym $86 $19 $122
Yoga $130 $25 $120
Massage $99 $13 $62
SIM card options Digicel Movistar, Claro, Personal Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars
Taxi apps None available Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) nTaxi
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Bajan cuisine features an eclectic mix of European, Asian, and Caribbean styles resulting in bold, tasty and crunchy meat or fish dishes with lots of spices, lime juice, thyme and salads laden with local vegetables and hot side dishes. Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well..
Local food specialities Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka
Eat like a local Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too.
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 79 options on Happy Cow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available